National Science Research and Innovation Week launched

Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in cooperation with Qatar Research Development and Innovation Council and Qatar Science and Technology Park, has announced the launch of National Science Research and Innovation Week activities.

The event will be held under the motto “Promising Researchers for Qatar” and will be attended by all teachers and students from public and private schools.

Among the most prominent activities of National Science Research and Innovation Week, the finalists for the 135 preparatory and secondary research projects are divided into eight categories: Biomedicine, Engineering, Computer and Communication Systems, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Materials Science, Botany and Animal Sciences, Behavioral and social sciences, energy, physics and mathematics.

A total of 270 students from 100 middle and high schools take part.

The ministry pointed out that the final qualifications for the participating research projects, which are the result of internal school exhibitions in which students compete in different scientific fields, will be held in the period from October 2 to 5.

In addition to the finalists, training workshops are hosted, sponsored and organized by Shell, aimed at the scientific research coordinators and supervisors who accompany the students, and conducted in-house by Shell’s premier global science, technology, engineering and mathematics program ‘NXplorers’ become labs.

In addition to a technical presentation of the water and salt wagon project, the Qatar Scientific Club will participate in a workshop on practical innovation in education presented by its Executive Director, Engineer Rashid Hussein Al Rahimi.

The ministry noted that an exhibition of the winning research in the first three places of various research competitions will be held on October 12, in addition to honoring the students who have won the partner research, which includes the research of the Qatar Scientific Club and the research of the Department of the Interior’s National Traffic Safety Committee and research by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

The closing ceremony to honor the three winning research projects of the competition will take place on the following day in the presence of representatives of the respective entities.